I was waiting to see if she could get the permalinks working, but I don't want to wait any more to point you towards this short writing by Crystal. So scroll down to Wednesday, April 30, 2003 @ 2:22 and read
The brass felt cool against her hand. She hesitated slightly as she pulled the handle, but she steeled her courage and yanked. The heavy door made not the slightest sound. She stepped through and felt as if the breath had been sucked from her lungs
This is the kind of fiction I wish that I could write.
Update: - it is now permalinked. Thanks, Crystal, for fixing that.